Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winning Gospel Singer, Darius Brooks in Concert
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winning Gospel Singer, Darius Brooks in Concert

On February 25th, we are pleased to conclude our recognition of Black History Month with a gospel music concert featuring Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award winner, DARIUS BROOKS at 4 pm. Darius Brooks, a man who has been one of Gospel's greatest driving and creative forces may not be recognized by his name alone, but by his unprecedented gift behind the scenes of some of gospel's biggest songs and stars. He drew widespread affection for his release of "Your Will" along with his performance and nomination at the 19th Annual Stellar Awards.

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Bobby Jo Valentine in Concert
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Bobby Jo Valentine in Concert

Pilgrim's Youth Ministry and our LGBTQ & Allies group are sponsoring this concert featuring Bobby Jo on March 3rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Light refreshments will be served during the meet & greet following the concert.

Bobby Jo Valentine is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter who has a great story to tell. He was named SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR by the West Coast Songwriters Association.  So you know his music is good!

However it is his storytelling and sharing of his personal experiences that is especially moving. You will be touched and uplifted by his messages of inclusion and optimism, even in the face of prejudice and tragedy.

This concert is for everybody, including youth from 13 to 18. We want to make this concert as accessible to as many people as possible, so we have no set admission price.  However we're also hosting it in the more intimate setting of our church parlor, so space is limited.  Best bet is to reserve a spot. We're suggesting a donation of $10-20 per person. Or folks can show up and donate what they can at the door!  The point is - please come.  And bring your friends.

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Two
Mar
18
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Two

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate discussion that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the discussions as possible. 

You are also encourage to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussion. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion. 

 

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three
Apr
29
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Three

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate discussion that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the discussions as possible. 

You are also encourage to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussion. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion. 

 

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 "Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four
May
20
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session Four

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate discussion that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the discussions as possible. 

You are also encourage to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussion. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating at Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion.  

 

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"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session One
Feb
18
12:45 PM12:45

"Waking Up White" Discussion Series - Session One

Click here to sign up for a discussion series of the book, "Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race", authored by Debby Irving.  

There will be four separate discussion that will take place on Sundays in the church's Fellowship Hall.  You are encouraged to join as many of the discussions as possible. 

You are also encourage to read the book in order to get the most benefit from the discussion. The book is available from local book stores such as The Book Table and online retailers such as Amazon.  There are also several copies circulating within Pilgrim.  Contact office@pilgrimoakpark.org for more information.

A potluck lunch provided by members of the congregation will be served and childcare available upon request.  No need to bring food if you are not part of the congregation, just join the discussion.  

 

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Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice
Feb
4
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Studies in Bible, Spirituality & Social Justice

Intro to "Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race" by Debby Irving

Led by Sacred Conversation on Race Committee members

"Debby Irving's powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving's focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life -- her own -- may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives -- and their role in dismantling old myths. Readers of color will no doubt find the view through Irving's window fascinating, and telling." -- Van Jones, author, Rebuild The Dream, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems; President, Rebuild The Dream; Co-host, CNN Crossfire

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Adult Bible, Spiritual & Social Justice Studies - Scripture Synergy: Part Two
Jan
28
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Bible, Spiritual & Social Justice Studies - Scripture Synergy: Part Two

Take your favorite scripture. Think and reflect for awhile. Create poetry that will weave around the scripture. Create an interesting background using a paint resist technique and print your work. Voila! A great way to beat the winter blahs!”

These two sessions will be lead by Pilgrim poet Kathleen Lojas and Pilgrim artist Wendy Ritchey

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Celebrating the Journey
Jan
21
2:30 PM14:30

Celebrating the Journey

We're saying good bye to our retiring Senior Pastor, Rev. Sally Iberg, but before we do, please join us in sharing memories of the work we've done together in our community.

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-31-2017/Pilgrim%27s-pastor-cites-progress/

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Adult Bible, Spiritual & Social Justice Studies - Scripture Synergy: Part One
Jan
21
9:45 AM09:45

Adult Bible, Spiritual & Social Justice Studies - Scripture Synergy: Part One

Take your favorite scripture. Think and reflect for awhile. Create poetry that will weave around the scripture. Create an interesting background using a paint resist technique and print your work. Voila! A great way to beat the winter blahs!”

These two sessions will be lead by Pilgrim poet Kathleen Lojas and Pilgrim artist Wendy Ritchey

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A Gathering For The Longest Night with music by The Many
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

A Gathering For The Longest Night with music by The Many

Join us for an evening of liturgy & scripture. A time to pray, light candles, and sing. Space to let ourselves lament...our personal sorrows and the hurt and brokenness all around us...and walk toward hope for a more generous, just and loving world.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-gathering-for-the-longest-night-with-music-by-the-many-tickets-39573448249

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CONNECT: A Unique Sunday School Experience
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

CONNECT: A Unique Sunday School Experience

CONNECT –will return on Sunday, September 10th Rally Day. The youth will leave each Sunday from the 11:00 morning worship following the Children's Message. Our goal is to continue the worship experience that has already begun in the sanctuary in a more engaging way for all of our youth (Ages 4-18) utilizing the Seasons of the Spirit worship material that is used in our worship service. We want the morning worship experience to be enriching and engaging for all of our church family, so join us as we stay Connected with God thru story, art, music and movement each Sunday.

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College Admissions Information Session
Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

College Admissions Information Session

For all High School students considering College and their Parents/Guardians

Demistify the College Admissions Process

TAKE THE STRESS OFF OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

  • Learn to organize your time in search of the best college for YOU!

  • Set realistic goals according to your abilities and finances

  • Develop inspiring, creative and memorable statements for You to stand out in the eyes of College Admission Committees

Facilitated by:  Kathleen Haney, M.S.Ed. 

Past University and College Program Director, Faculty Member and Academic Advisor, Academic Coordinator, Major Chicago Medical CenterAdmissions Committee Member, University and Junior College Settings

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